Visas for India — Out of Chicago Jurisdiction

Use this information if you reside in a State outside the Chicago Jurisdiction. Once you have gathered the necessary documents, ship them to us in Chicago (address at the top of the Order Form below) and we will process the visa. Please note that many Indian visas take a month or longer to process out-of-jurisdiction.

If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed. 


  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and blank visa pages

  • Two passport-type photos. For India you CANNOT wear glasses in your photos 

  • Please read: For the Indian application, your name must be entered exactly as it appears in your Passport. Your last name must be entered in the "Surname" box and your first and any middle names or initials must be entered in the "Given name" box. These names must be exactly as they appear in your Passport or the application will be rejected. See additional noted below. 

  • Online application completed and signed. Click HERE to begin application  . Please fill in all spaces, even if not marked as "required." Sign in 2 places: below the photo and at the end of the application.

  • Original Business Letter from company in the U.S. (for Business Visas)
    For India, the business letter must request the same length of visa that is requested for the application, e.g., 12 months, etc. and must by on letterhead within jurisdiction. Address this to the Consulate or Embassy in jurisdiction.

  • Invitation Letter from Company in India (for Business Visas) 
    For India, the invitation must also request the length of visa that is requested on the application - see Business Letter info above. Address this to the Consulate or Embassy in jurisdiction.

  •  Copy of flight itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets

  • Copy of Birth Certificate showing both parents' names

  • Certificate of Incorporation for the company in India

  • Copy of Driver's License or other State-Issued ID with address that matches the application exactly and is within jurisdiction 

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Additional form. Click HERE for this form

  • If you were born outside the United States click HERE for additional info

  • Frequent travelers to India click HERE for additional info

We realize there is a lot of information here. Please call us for specific info for each jurisdiction. If you would like us to create the application for you, please call us.


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — Up to a month depending on jurisdiction; call for info: $200 (US Passportholders)
$225 (non-US Passports)
Rush Processing — Often not available out-of-jurisdiction; call for info: $250 (US Passport holders)
$275 (non-US Passports)

India charges: $200, $310 or other prices depending on your passport type.

Place order:

Due to variables in prices we do not offer an online orders for out-of-jurisdiction visas; please use our paper order form. Click HERE for our paper order form. Complete all information and ship your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.